The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department for Bonneville County coordinates and assists GIS activities throughout Bonneville County governmental systems. The GIS Department is responsible for the collection and maintenance of geographic datasets used in Bonneville County. GIS for Bonneville County began in the mid 1980's, with creating the road network layer for emergency services, using Intergraph and Bentley products.
Since then, Esri and other GIS technologies have become an integral part of many Bonneville County’s governmental functions including, but not limited to:
• Property assessment
• Road construction and maintenance
• Election boundaries
• Emergency services and enforcement
• School boundaries
• Land use and zoning issues
• Court cases
GIS is utilized in many County departments for business and decision making processes. For example, but not limited to:Parcel maintenance (Assessor’s Office)Bridge inventory, county roads and their conditions, county addressing, sign inventory and management, culvert inventory data, road mileage (Public Works)Weed identification, location and services (Weeds)Zoning and land use (Building and Zoning)Precincts and other districts (Elections); etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data to capture, store, manipulate, manage, analyze, report, and display all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, visualize, and share data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps and reports.
The GIS department compiles parcel (in shapefile format) and other information that is available to purchase, monthly. The information is available upon request and requires a payment of $106.00 (which includes 6% tax) and a completed Digital Release Form (download from the above list). A DropBox link will be sent to download the information or an FTP site is needed to upload the information. If you are interested in purchasing less than all of the county in digital format, there are other fee structures based upon the number of parcels you are requesting. The base fee for digital data is $25.00 (plus 6% tax), i.e.10 parcels would cost $25.00 (plus tax); 42,000 parcels would cost $75.00 (plus tax).
We have aerial photography dating back to the 1950s in hard copy and orthophotos (partial and full coverage depending upon the year) for the county from 1996 to 2013. We have aerial and oblique photography from a 2012 (full-county) and 2016 (partial county) flight. This information is not available for download or purchase (unless it is printed/copied).
The answer depends upon many factors but mostly upon the source material used for acquisition. The County is not responsible for any inaccuracies with the data that is displayed or distributed. The County is constantly striving to place accurate information for all of their business applications.
There are many areas within the county that were mapped with less accurate methods compared to the areas that were mapped with modern surveying equipment. Bonneville County has previously used different coordinate systems throughout the county which also causes issues with the displays of information. The aerial photography was flown based upon one coordinate system. The County is continually working upon areas for greater accuracy